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30 mins

Super Simple, super cheap, Super Vintage
You can also see my tutorial for Cameo fascinator, where I use the cameos that I make.

Posted by Creature of Whim from Claremont, California, United States • Published See Creature of Whim's 41 projects »
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  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pick a figurine that has some sort of texture.

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 2
    Step 2

    roll a ball of any colored clay and flatten it, so that it is as big as the figurine's face.

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 3
    Step 3

    Press the figurines face into the clay, but no more than half way. Then bake mold according to direction on fimo packet.

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 4
    Step 4

    When mold has cooled off, apply a thin layer of flour.

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take the color you want the face to be, and flatten it out in the mold.

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 6
    Step 6

    Carefully take the clay out of the mold without warping any of the features.

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use the tip of a pin to cut away any excess clay/

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 8
    Step 8

    Roll a ball of a different color of clay, and flatten it out. Then score it by using the tip of a pin to scratch the middle, and the back of the face. This causes a Velcro effect.

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 9
    Step 9

    Gently connect the 2, and use the side of the pin to press the edges of the face into the base, but don't indent base. It is ok if it looks messy the base just needs to be flat.

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 10
    Step 10

    Mix a tiny bit of one part paint/ one part water. Brush it onto the face.

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 11
    Step 11

    Before paint dries gently dab the face with the tissue to absorb some of the paint. this will make the characteristics more distinct.

  • How to make a cameo. Cameo Charms + Molds - Step 12
    Step 12

    carefully paint around the edge of the face to cover up any out of bound clay.

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